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World Alzheimer's Day (September 21st) is a time to take a stand against Alzheimer's disease

Statistics about Alzheimer's Disease

Unless something is done, by 2050, the frequency of cases and number of individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease will continue to skyrocket. Some striking statistics to understand and share with others:


Unless something is done ... 2050

Americans living with Alzheimer’s

5.3 million

16 million

Rate of a new case diagnosed

Every 70 seconds

Every 33 seconds

New cases per year

Half a million

One million

Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death and is the fifth leading cause of death in Americans aged 65 and older. Although other major causes of death have been on the decrease, deaths because of Alzheimer's disease have been rising dramatically.

The Time Is Now

Today, you can make a difference. Please share this data and figures in order to make a CHANGE in our community.

We must work together to ensure that these terrifying projections do not become a reality in 2050.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.